Mud Covers Highways, Strands Drivers in Southern California


Rescuers threw ladders and tarps across mud up to 6 feet deep to help hundreds of trapped people from cars that got caught in a roiling river of mud along a major Southern California trucking route, a California Highway Patrol official said Friday in what he and other witnesses described as a chaotic scene.

Amazingly, officials said, no deaths or injuries were reported.

The people rescued from State Route 58, about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, were stranded in a powerful storm on Thursday evening. They were rescued in darkness about 10 hours after the storm hit and taken to three shelters.

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D_R_Pinksron's analysis:
First the fires and now the mudslides. I have a feeling this will be just the first of many if El Nino is as strong as they say.

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I know a family....

who was caught up in this mess. Their car was totaled and one of the occupants of the vehicle was injured. Thankfully it wasn't catastrophic and all escaped with their lives intact! Scary moments for sure.

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Praying for that family.

Praying for that family. Praise God, so far there has been none of this near central California where we are. It seems the forecast keeps calling for rain and it seems to always go around us. Supposed to have thunder storms today - didn't happen. Kinda miss the sound of thunderstorms from my youth, growing up in the Midwest.

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Thank you D R!!

Hey, I grew up in Cupertino. Where are you at? Praying for rain to come your way as I know ya all need it desperately! I have friends and family all over Central California!! Thank you for your prayers dear friend!

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